Councils failing to spend money on traveller accommodation

Leitrim and Donegal County Councils have yet to spend any of the money allocated to them to develop traveller accommodation.

While Sligo has drawn down just a fraction of its allocation.

Donegal was allocated nearly €122,000 this year while Leitrim was approved nearly €160,000.

While Sligo County Council has used just over €7600 from its allocation of more than a million euro.

Jamie Murphy, of Sligo Traveller Support Group, says he’s not surprised by the latest figures: